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usless fact is that i told Were all that :dude:

that sure is a useless fact as it is not true...

 

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i am sure of that usless fact is almost certian :dude:

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Indeed, I did serve on the Big E.

 

 

the Enterprise was my only ship assignment in 4 years in the Navy.

 

I met Jim at a restaurant outside the Navy Base in Connecticut. he was married at the time, so I never made anything of it.

 

I'm the youngest of 4 children, and I am the only one not still in the Military--I have two brothers who both graduated from the Naval Academy and another brother who is an Army Captain, and a graduate of AROTC at HPU.

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useless fact i always give :laugh: to the ladys here..for the ladys--> :unsure:

oh and heres another one i am off to get a shower :lol:

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Indeed, I did serve on the Big E.

 

 

the Enterprise was my only ship assignment in 4 years in the Navy.

 

I met Jim at a restaurant outside the Navy Base in Connecticut. he was married at the time, so I never made anything of it.

 

I'm the youngest of 4 children, and I am the only one not still in the Military--I have two brothers who both graduated from the Naval Academy and another brother who is an Army Captain, and a graduate of AROTC at HPU.

all of her brothers are of equal or higher rank. one is a Lieutenant JG, same as I, one is a Lieutenant, and the misfit *Army* is a Captain.

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Useless fact: I'm painting my toenails bronzed goddess

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Hmm i tend to talk to everything,my closet,my computer,my Piglet (winnie the pooh dont ask) yups I even talk to my bike.

I talk to my pets and make death threats to my computer.

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What else burns? More Witches!!!!

 

I drank a venti frappacino and now I'm wired!!!

 

Caffeine is more potent if smaller amounts are ingested over time...

 

I have processed 137 packets of information for SETI

 

I go to St. John's School

 

<http://www.sjs.org>

 

I am a nerd

 

I am a geek

 

I state the obvious....

 

I need more caffeine

 

I need more...

 

Must post more...

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life.

 

27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras.

 

45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star.

 

500,000 kids in the US live in same sex households.

 

66% of wedding cards are hand delivered by people.

 

66% of home based businesses are owned by women.

 

70% of the poor people in the world are female.

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Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the world.

 

Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.

 

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

 

Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.

 

Alaska is the western-most AND eastern-most state of the United States. It's islands stretch so far they actually cross the 180th meridian - the global dividing line between "east" and "west".

 

Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale.

 

Honolulu boasts the only royal palace in the U.S.

 

The Texas flag is the only state flag that can be displayed at the same height as the U.S. flag.

 

In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets.

 

In the United States, on average 50% of a city's land is paved for cars, which includes parking lots, driveways and roads.

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The Dead Sea is not a sea, but a landlocked salt lake, 45 miles long by 9 miles wide.

 

 

these things all happened on the day i was born

 

1460 - In the Wars of the Roses, Richard of York with some 5,000 men was heavily defeated by Queen Margaret and the Lancastrians at the battle of Wakefield; nearly 3,000 Yorkists were killed.

 

1803 - In the second Maratha War, the ruling Sindhia family member of Gwalior, Daulat Rao, finally surrendered to the British after being defeated in four battles.

 

1803 - The United States took formal possession of the territory of Louisiana, an area of 828,000 square miles, nearly doubling the size of the country.

 

1862 - Sixteen crew were killed when the ironclad Union ship USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, during a storm.

 

1873 - The American Metrological Society, the first organization to improve the system of weights and measures, was formed.

 

1879 - Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" premiered in Paignton, England.

 

1880 - The Transvaal, under Paul Kruger, declared itself a republic.

 

1903 - A fire in the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago killed 588 people; public outrage led to new theater safety codes across America.

 

1915 - In World War I, a German submarine torpedoed the British P & O liner Persia off Crete. At least 330 people were killed out of the 501 passengers and crew aboard.

 

1916 - Grigory Rasputin, Siberian peasant, mystic, and favorite of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra was shot, was poisoned and eventually drowned at the house of Prince Feliks Yusupov.

 

1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established through the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation.

 

1927 - The first subway in the Orient was dedicated in Tokyo, Japan. Its last extension was added in 1980, making the Tokyo underground railroad network the sixth longest in the world at 135 miles. It is surpassed only by subway systems in Washington, DC, London, New York, Paris and Moscow.

 

1933 - Romanian Premier Ion Duca was assassinated by a member of the Iron Guard.

 

1936 - The famous feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen was ignited. After a 10-year-old performer finished a violin solo on "The Fred Allen Show", Mr. Allen said, “A certain alleged violinist should hide his head in shame for his poor fiddle playing.” It didn’t take long for Mr. Benny to respond. The humorous feud lasted for years on both comedian’s radio shows.

 

1942 - "Mr. and Mrs. North" debuted on NBC radio. Joseph Curtin played Jerry North and Alice Frost played Pam. A typical "Mr. and Mrs. North" episode would find Pam leading Jerry on what seemed to be a wild-goose chase as they tracked down criminals. Pam always ended up being right and led police to the criminals. The theme song for the show was "The Way You Look Tonight". Sponsors included Woodbury soap, Jergens lotion and Halo shampoo.

 

1947 - King Michael of Romania was forced to abdicate when the Romanian People's Republic was proclaimed.

 

1948 - Alfred Drake and Patricia Morrison starred in "Kiss Me Kate" which opened at the New Century Theatre in New York City. Cole Porter composed the music for the classic play that was adapted from Shakespeare’s comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew". The show ran for 1,077 performances on the Great White Way.

 

1942 - Frank Sinatra opened at New York’s Paramount Theatre for what was scheduled to be a 4-week engagement (his shows turned out to be so popular, he was booked for an additional 4 weeks). An estimated 400 policemen were called out to help curb the excitement. It is said that some of the teenage girls were hired to scream, but many more screamed for free. Sinatra was dubbed ‘The Sultan of Swoon’, ‘The Voice that Thrills Millions’, and just ‘The Voice’. Whatever he was, it was at this Paramount Theatre engagement that modern pop hysteria was born.

 

1948 - Cole Porter's musical comedy, Kiss Me Kate, based on William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, opened at the New Century Theatre in New York.

 

1953 - The film, The Wild One, starring Marlin Brando as a leader of tough motorcyclists terrorizing a small town, debuted in New York.

 

1953 - The first color television sets went on sale for more than $1,000.

 

1954 - Pearl Bailey opened on Broadway in the play, "House of Flowers", about two madams with rival bordellos. Diahann Carroll was also cast in the play, written by Truman Capote. Harold Arlen provided the musical score.

 

1954 - James Arness made his dramatic TV debut on the "Lux Video Theatre" in "The Chase". The "Gunsmoke" series didn’t begin for Arness until the fall of 1955.

 

1961 - Jack Nicklaus lost to Gary Player in an exhibition match in Miami, Florida. It was Nicklaus’ first attempt at pro golf. The following year he entered the pro tour, winning $61,868.95, more than any other golf rookie in history.

 

1963 - The game show "Let's Make a Deal," hosted by Monty Hall, premiered.

 

1967 - Hello, Goodbye, recorded by The Beatles, jumped into the top spot on Billboard's hit record charts, and stayed Number 1 for 3 weeks.

 

1968 - Trygve Lie, Norwegian statesman and first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946-52), died.

 

1969 - Peter, Paul and Mary received a gold record for the single, "Leaving On a Jet Plane". The song had hit #1 on December 20.

 

1970 - Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest. The suit touched off a bitter feud between McCartney and the others, especially his cowriter on many of the Beatles compositions, John Lennon. The partnership officially came to end in 1974.

 

1975 - The Malagasy Republic changed its name to the Democratic Republic of Madagascar.

 

1976 - The Smothers Brothers, Tom and Dick, played their last show at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and retired as a team from show business. Each continued as a solo artist. They reunited years later for another stab at TV (on NBC) plus concert appearances that proved very successful.

 

1978 - Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl after Bauman intercepted an Ohio pass.

 

1980 - The Selective Service System sent a warning to Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, California: Register for the draft or else! The Selective Service said that Mickey was in violation of registration compliance. Of course, Mickey, age 52 at the time, sent in his registration card proving that he’s a World War II veteran.

 

1980 - The longest-running series in prime-time television history was canceled by NBC. "The Wonderful World of Disney" was axed after more than 25 years on the tube.

 

1982 - An uncommon sight in the sky this night, as a ‘blue moon’ appeared. It was not really a blue moon, but one unobstructed by pollution and haze - appearing grayish in color. It was the second full moon of the month; a rare event that attracted many sky watchers. Now you know where the expression, “once in a blue moon” came from.

 

1983 - ‘Dr. J’, Julius Erving, of the Philadelphia 76ers, sank a free throw in the third quarter to become the ninth pro basketball player to score 25,000 points. The 13-year veteran reached his milestone, but the Sixers still lost to the Seattle SuperSonics, 97-93.

 

1985 - President Zia ul Haq of Pakistan ended martial law, in operation since he came to power in 1977.

 

1988 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan and President-elect George Bush were subpoenaed to testify at the trial of former White House aide Oliver North on criminal charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair.

 

1988 - Yury Churbanov, son-in-law of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, was jailed for 12 years for bribery.

 

1992 - Interim Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was elected head of state for two years in a ballot in which he was the sole candidate.

 

1993 - Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement on mutual recognition, seeking to put behind them 2,000 years of often bitter Jewish-Christian relations.

 

1993 - Sudan, angered by the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to the rebel-held south, ordered the British ambassador to leave the country.

 

1995 - Tens of thousands of cheering Palestinians greeted PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah in the West Bank after Israeli troops withdrew from the city.

 

1995 - Hundreds of people, many weeping with joy, lined the streets of Gorazde in eastern Bosnia to welcome the first passenger bus into the Muslim enclave for over three years.

 

1997 - More than 400 people were massacred in four villages in Algeria during the country's insurgency.

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My useless fact for this afternoon: I am going to bring a baseball bat to work tomorrow, so I can beat the ever living crap out of our new computer system there! It is SLOW, and the way stuff is done is RIDICULOUS! :tribble::drool::drool:

 

I cannot STAND only doing one thing at a time at work, the old system allowed me to do about two to three things at once plus do two other non-computer related activities that need to be done.

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Useless fact: This weekend, STF.net will be Phaserman-free. Jim and Gary have a drill weekend, and Krissy and I, along with Sarge and Mrs. Sarge, are takin' the kids up to the Dells.

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Useless fact: This weekend, STF.net will be Phaserman-free. Jim and Gary have a drill weekend, and Krissy and I, along with Sarge and Mrs. Sarge, are takin' the kids up to the Dells.

 

All those Dell computers and you can't get online?

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Useless fact: This weekend, STF.net will be Phaserman-free. Jim and Gary have a drill weekend, and Krissy and I, along with Sarge and Mrs. Sarge, are takin' the kids up to the Dells.

 

All those Dell computers and you can't get online?

 

Nah....the Dells are that alternative lifestyle couple that live down the road.................

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Astro, my well feed dog, looks like I don't feed him when I eat dinner. :borg2: B)

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Useless fact: The floor looks a lot closer when you're drunk B) Not that I am, just saying....

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I wake everyday about the same time without an alarm clock. Around 0530 in the morning. :borg2: B)

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Yes, Kitties rule! We discovered last week there are 3 kittens and their mom living in the yard of the empty house next door - we had only seen the mom. Now we have to try to grab the mom & Kittens and get them spayed soon, or we'll be knee deep in kitties!

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Niagara Falls is moving 1 to 3 inches a year North. American Falls (part of Niagara Falls) has less than 200 years left.

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Useless fact: This weekend, STF.net will be Phaserman-free. Jim and Gary have a drill weekend, and Krissy and I, along with Sarge and Mrs. Sarge, are takin' the kids up to the Dells.

 

All those Dell computers and you can't get online?

 

Nah....the Dells are that alternative lifestyle couple that live down the road.................

 

A bunch of (I'm trying to misspell a badword but can't)' Jokers.

 

We went to the Wisconsin Dells. Did you know: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is the waterpark capitol of the World? And, America's largest indoor and outdoor waterparks (Kalahari and Noah's Ark, respectively) are located there.

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I truly never knew that Wisconsin was the waterpark capital of the world. I always thought Florida was since they seem to have one at every corner. B)

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useless fact: BLAH!!!

 

i need to scream and i have a stocktake tomorrow

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Actually, ANY state flag can be flown at the same height as the Stars and Stripes - as long as the US flag is flown on the viewer's left.

 

They say that "Maine" is the only one-syllable state name in the nation - but on our charter, we are listed as "The State of Maine", so I guess that fact depends on to whom you speak.

 

I sometimes go to great lengths to keep the preposition away from the end of the sentence. :welcome:

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